Chris Whong

City Living, maps, Transportation

Last summer, 6sqft shared an interactive map from transit data junkie Chris Whong that laid out all NYC land ares more than 500 meters from one of the city’s 470 subway stations. He’s now revised his Subway Deserts Map to better take into account walkability, using a 10-minute walk from a station as the buffer zone (h/t Gothamist). The “walkshed” is styled in the same hue as water, leaving only the map portions that are subway deserts. Not surprisingly, Manhattan is pretty well set, save for Alphabet City and the far east and west sides, and the majority of the Bronx is underserved, as is much of Queens, southeast Brooklyn, and the Williamsburg waterfront.

Check out the full map here

Daily Link Fix

cat begs for food, dinner in NYC, miho aikawa
  • An Intimate Look at Dinner in NYC: There are so many daily activities we take for granted. FastCo spotlights photographer Miho Aikawa’s project examining the differences between diners in New York and Tokyo.
  • A Day in the Life of a NYC Taxi Driver: Citylab profiles data junkie Chris Whong’s visualization of NYC cab driver’s day long routes, so you can find out where NY cabbies go without having to deal with traffic or fares.
  • The MoMA Gets a New Chief Curator of Art and Design: MoMA just announced the appointment of Martino Stierli as the museums’ new chief art and design curator and MoMA Press introduces us to him.
  • Rafiq Azam Lecture: Archdaily discusses the green architect’s philosophy and tells you where you can see his upcoming NYC lecture.

Images: Cat begging for food (left), Rafiq Azam design (right)


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